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1. What strategies do you use to promote effective study time in your class?
I use a weekly seminar, it is a reading activity previous to our class, then during the class we all discuss about gernal topic, objetctives, conclusions and perspectives. This activity provides and insight about time management and critical thinking.

2. Will it be different in English? Why?
Perhaps due to the level of English that the students have, we need to use a shorter document with a clear and concise topic, with visual aids, drawings and sketches.

3.How do you usually engage your students in class?
First of all, I used a icebreaker such as a drawing activity or I asked some questions about their week, activities, or spare time, that make easier and more relax the begining of the class. During the class, when the topic perhaps is heavier in content or more complex, I try yo put a study case based on my experience, i told the class what I did and why I solve the problem, what problem solving technique I used and how they can find a strategy to do so.

4.How will you engage them differently in your EMI classroom?
The way I see it, I will used a visual aid as a resource in which groups participate creating a very early proposal. Brainstorming and drawing is the creative way in which a designer express concepts, previous knowledge and problem solving.

5. What are your students usually expected to do in your class in terms of production and reflection?
In terms of prodcution they expect to do a lot of technical drawings, producing digital content sucha as audios or videos, reflecting their work in real projects for real users or clients, that means that they will always be feasible to build. The result is always a reflection of the kind of proffesional they want to be. At the end the will make a self assessment of the objevtives and competences adquired.

6. What elements from the previous sections studied could you use for your EMI course?
For me, all EMI elements are important, it depends of the complexity of the topic and the level of English within the group, for me technology is a must for engaging students in any activity, in a creative and innovative way, it is a common ground we need to explore in more detail within our course.